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Reasons to Hire a Stylist for Your Photo Shoot

As an experienced photographer, you may say,” why do I need a stylist, I know how to set up a photo session!” Working with another creative can uplevel your final results by leaps! When more than one creative join their ideas and vision, the results are magic! A good stylist is a good listener, that […]

August 1, 2020

Behind the Scenes, Photo Shoots

THE MICRO WEDDING: How less is becoming more for modern couples

Elope: run away secretly to get married, especially without parental consent, as in: “later he eloped with one of the maids.” While this definition may have been relevant for the 16th-century bride, elopement weddings have come a long way, and are not just for those escaping condemnation, or running off to Vegas. Elopement weddings, also […]

May 16, 2020



Chacha’s Confections created this cake and were one of the wedding vendors at the show this day. She was so friendly and I was excited to get to decorate the cake with floral for the photos! We placed different greenery and a burgundy accent flower around the yummy confection and Elizabeth (ChaCha) placed it on […]

January 15, 2020


WEST END SALVAGE // Sara and Danny’s Wedding // DES MOINES, IA

For the couples looking for fun, unique points of interest in Des Moines to exchange their vows, check out West End Salvage in downtown Des Moines Iowa! Sara and Danny were such a fun and colorful duo to work with for this Fall wedding in Des Moines! Sara had a color palette picked out of […]

November 3, 2019


JORDAN & JEREMY’S WEDDING // Country Lane Lodge

Another Lavender Blue Bride! Jordan started making plans to marry her fiance, Jeremy, months before the event, and reached out to local vendors. They decided upon Country Lane Lodge, set amongst the trees in Adel Iowa. Jordan knew right away what her preferred color palette and style were going to be. She talked to Lavender […]

September 9, 2019


AIRPORT ELOPEMENT // Wedding Photo Shoot

Have you ever considered just running off to get married in an exotic location? You could even skip the location and just elope in an adventurous airport wedding! That’s exactly what we did. Sarah Beals, the owner of a custom dress design company, Dame and Maiden in Des Moines, created the concept for this shoot. […]

December 12, 2018

Photo Shoots

RACHEL & TYLER’S WEDDING // Country Lane Lodge

Rachel and Tyler are perfect for each other! They each bring unique qualities to the proverbial table (one easy example is their nationality— Tyler is Canadian, Rachel is American!) but they share a kindness that will take them far in life, together! Their wedding was held just outside Des Moines, at the Country Lane Lodge […]

September 12, 2018